Saturday, April 25, 2015

Global Affairs and Partnerships Summer and Fall Internships with Search for Common Ground

The Global Affairs and Partnerships (GAP) program at Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is seeking an intern to provide research, administrative, and logistical support to the team’s policy and advocacy activities. GAP helps advance SFCG's mission by raising awareness about peacebuilding and conflict issues to policymakers.

The intern will report to the Global Affairs and Partnerships Manager. We are currently recruiting for a summer intern and for a fall intern for this role.


  • Conduct desktop research related to US government policies, legislation, and priorities;
  • Conduct desktop research on UN resolutions and priorities;
  • Attend Congressional hearings and share notes within the organization;
  • Assist with the development of policy recommendations and documents;
  • Identify and research opportunities around key SFCG themes;
  • Represent SFCG at relevant meetings in Washington, D.C.;
  • Maintain and update knowledge management tools;
  • Perform general administrative tasks as needed.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties. 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Current student or graduate with a degree in International Relations, Conflict Studies, Development, or a related area;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English;
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Internet Search Engines).
The ideal candidate will further exhibit:
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in US government or UN policy and/or advocacy;
  • A self-starting, enthusiastic, and flexible approach to the organization and the position;
  • Interest and/or experience in foreign policy, fundraising, and conflict resolution;
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail; and
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines.
To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two page writing sample. Please also include your availability (days and hours/week) in your cover letter. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please apply through our application system at: